Movie Review: Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks CoverOn Family Movie Night last Friday, Wendy chose Chasing Mavericks (we had a Redbox code!).  At first I was a little nervous; Tinkerbell is not one to sit well through non-animated movies.  Fortunately, this was a good pick.

Chasing Mavericks, a movie released in 2012, tells the story of Jay Moriarty, an accomplished surfer who became famous at age 16, when his wipeout was filmed while surfing Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California.  This movie was based on a true story–one of my favorite genres.

There are a couple of words used in this movie that I would have preferred to avoid, but overall it was a great movie.  Rapunzel was a bit scared during a couple of scenes, but nothing gave her nightmares.  Tinkerbell fell asleep halfway through (thank goodness!).  And Wendy commented the next morning on how much she liked the movie.

I’d have to say that I also enjoyed this movie.  It wasn’t my favorite movie of all time, but it was definitely a good one, and I’d probably watch it again.  The theme of this movie was an encouraging one: it talked of chasing your dreams–not quitting when things get tough.  And that’s something that everyone (young and old) needs to remember.

So next time you have a family movie night, check out this one.  And then let me know what you thought.

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